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Pattan's Pumpkin

By Chitra Soundar
Illustrated by Frané Lessac
Published by Otter-Barry Books

Paperback

Price £6.99
9781910959848
Publisher Otter-Barry Books

Storyteller Chitra Soundar has adapted this flood story from one told in Kerala in southern India. Pattan and his wife Kanni grow food which they share with all living creatures. An ailing plant that he nurtures becomes a huge and splendid pumpkin which provides rescue and shelter when dark clouds gather and a flood threatens human, animal and plant life. Frané Lessac’s vibrant illustrations in a naïve art style complement this story relating to a seemingly simple lifestyle which has global as well as local implications.

See also: Lucy Cousins: Noah’s Ark Walker £6.99 9781406345001

Also by Chitra Soundar, collections of traditional tales from India:

A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom Walker £6.99 9781406317022

A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice Walker £6.99 9781406364675

and these picture books:

You're Safe with Me illustrated by Poonam Mistry. Lantana Publishing £11.99 9781911373292

You're Snug with Me illustrated by Poonam Mistry. Lantana Publishing £11.99 9781911373476

You're Strong with Me illustrated by Poonam Mistry. Lantana Publishing £11.99 9781911373759